Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Piccadilly, handy for Fortnum and Mason

We people of faith are not naturally proud. We’re naturally humble, quiet, meek and shy with our opinions. You won’t find us shouting about how absolutely brilliant our Invisible Magic Friend is and how brilliant we are for worshipping him correctly. They have to drag me, kicking and screaming, into the limousine to take me to the BBC studios for TFTD.

But if you’re black or gay, don’t worry. It’s OK for you to be proud. You can trust me on this as we people of faith are invariably right, in our quiet, humble, meek sort of way.

3 thoughts on “Rev Lucy Winkett, Rector of St James Piccadilly, handy for Fortnum and Mason

  1. It seems to be OK for people of faith to be proud in the sense of possessing self-worth, self-respect, and self-confidence. It’s not OK when pride becomes “an excessive preoccupation with self and one’s own importance, achievements, status, or possessions”. Are gay or black people allowed to be more proud than the rest of us without upsetting the IMF? Where to draw the line? Decisions, decisions.

    It’s much better to be humble, which is the opposite of being proud. Humility is “a character quality that greatly pleases God, and one He rewards”. I wonder how far Lucy Winkett is allowed to be proud of her humility before she starts not pleasing the IMF. Wouldn’t want to overstep the line, after all.


  2. Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble
    When you’re perfect in every way.
    I can’t wait to look in the mirror,
    ‘Cause I get better looking each day.
    To know me is to love me.
    I must be a hell of a man.
    Oh Lord, it’s hard to be humble,
    But I’m doing the best that I can.


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